January 4th, 2010 | Published in Google OpenSocial
Calling all developers! MySpace is hosting the MySpace Developer Challenge, a competition aimed at encouraging further innovation from the developer community. We believe the best onsite and offsite integrations with MySpace are not here yet and the MySpace Developer Challenge intends to find them. We also want to reward innovative developers big and small and recognize them as much as we can.
Developers can participate by creating a new MySpace application or integrating our API's on their website. The Challenge will feature monetary and promotional prizes, to be given out to those developers whose submissions are picked by a panel of judges. There is a two month submission window, culminating in winners announced at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco in March 2010. Submissions for the Challenge will be accepted from January 4 through Feb 28, 2010, and the most promising entries will be recognized in March.
The contest features five categories, and each category winner will be awarded $10,000 (for a total of $50,000) as well as MySpace promotion.
MySpace Developer Challenge Categories:
1. Most innovative use of the Real-Time Stream API
o MySpace's Real-Time Stream API allows the full MySpace activity stream to be pushed
to your site in real-time. The API includes granular filters to control
the amount of data seen. Show us your best integration of this API on
your site and enter for a chance to win.
o To spur some ideas, check out these examples by OneRiot, who launched their real-time search integration, Groovy Corporation , who included MySpace in their massively parallel processing technology, and Google will be leveraging our data in their Google Real-Time Search shortly. Also, check out our own internally built demo of our Real-Time Stream API.
2. Best new MySpace app
o Build a new MySpace app and enter for a chance to win.
o MySpace's Open Search API allows your site to include public MySpace profile information in search results. Users can search for people by name, profile type (eg musician, celebrity, comedian) or email address and filter search results by gender, age and location. Show us your best integration of this API and enter your site for a chance to win.
4. Most innovative MySpace Integration on Mobile
o MySpace is looking for innovative uses of our APIs for mobile applications. We're accepting submissions for mobile apps that either leverage our iPhone SDK for integration into existing apps and games or create a stand-alone MySpace application that surprises us with your creative use of our APIs, for any mobile platform. Think big or focus on a core feature - the goal is to enhance or reinvent a mobile MySpace experience.
5. Most innovative use of Photos
o With MySpace's Photo Upload API you can now upload photos from your site or app into MySpace. This includes the creation of public or private albums. Show us your best integration of this API and enter for a chance to win.
Our judging panel will include Mike Jones - MySpace COO, Ron Conway -
Founder and Managing Partner of Angel Investors LP, David Glazer -
Engineering Director at Google, and Robert Scoble - renowned blogger and
Go to http://www.myspace.com/developerchallenge for more information and to submit your entry.
Posted by Amy Walgenbach, MySpace Developer Platform